We were in Gettysburg last week for our second visit. We joined some of the walking tours with guides - I highly recommend them. Guide spots are very competitive, and the folks who get them really tell a wonderful tale. They are preparing for their 150th celebration which starts on June 30 with speakers and will include a (3-day?) reenactment of the battle.
I have been teaching my students the Gettysburg Address, looking at the battlefield maps, immersing them in this. It was too important to forget.
Good for you!
I had to memorize the whole thing in 7th grade...worth it.Visiting the battle field is awe inspiring. Truly sacred ground...
here is what is happening the week of June 29 to Jul 7:
Taking a guided tour on horseback is moving and brought many a tear. . .especially when the tour guide read a very poignant letter from a soldier to his wife.